Our History

Originally founded in 1975 as JH Systems, by Jerry Harper. The founders of JH Systems recognized the considerable differences in water quality depending on the car wash location. The water source, hardness levels, iron and sulfur content, and total dissolved solids, were all issues that had to be addressed specific to each wash site. Many of these issues are easily rectified with basic softening and filtration. Water treatment and portable high pressure washing equipment for car dealerships and fleet services were the humble beginnings of our company. The issue of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) however, proved to be a bit more challenging.

Originally, the industry’s preferred method of TDS removal, de-ionization (DI) was the way JH Systems began to address this issue. In 1985, after continuing research with the effectiveness of Reverse Osmosis (RO) in eliminating TDS, the company changed course and began utilizing systems that were far more effective at eliminating TDS in water. These spot-free systems set the groundwork for future incorporation into the carwash industry and other systems such as reclaim. In that same year, Jerry Harper sold his remaining interest in the company and SoBrite Technologies as we know it was officially born. Today, SoBrite manufactures a complete line of RO systems ranging from 500 gallons to 30,000 gallons per day in production volume.

In the early 1990’s SoBrite was approached by a car wash owner who was so impressed with the quality of their spot-free systems, he wanted them to work on a small but growing need in the car wash industry that was beginning to pick up speed. Water reclamation systems. SoBrite began to shift their research and design focus towards the manufacture of water reclaim systems for car washes. Our first Filtermatic water reclamation system with its patented AquaPrep odor control technology, was created and installed in 1994. This Filtermatic is still in operation today. As the requirements for water conservation and the demand for reclamation of water began to grow, so did the market for reclaim equipment. Continuing in their efforts to produce highly efficient and easy to operate reclaim systems, SoBrite introduced the Easy Reclaim System (ERS) in 2008. Currently our best selling reclaim system as it is easy to use, has a very small footprint, is cost-effective to maintain and is highly efficient in moving reclaim water all while including industry leading Aqua Prep odor control technology. Over the years, SoBrite has excelled at providing unparalleled customer service, 100% non-chemical odor control and some of the cleanest reclaim water available on the market. Since our humble beginnings, we have expanded to include complete water treatment systems to include: water softeners, carbon filters, spot-free water systems, Filtermatic and ERS reclaim systems along with everything you need to deliver your water to your wash equipment. SoBrite Technologies also has the knowledge and expertise to direct your water usage to allow for the most efficient water management possible, maximizing the reduction in your water costs.